William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University, as well as Chair of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. His many books include Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth.
Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.
Gong Li is Professor of International Relations at the International Strategic Research Center, Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party, Beijing.